I have a wordpress multisite 3.6 with 1 main site and 5 subdomains(with mapping domains)

I am tried to make it faster, i install the W3 Total Cache plugin

i add on my apache the APC 3.1.13 yum install httpd-devel pecl install apc

Enable internal debugging in APC [no] : no Enable per request file

info about files used from the APC cache [no] : no Enable spin locks

(EXPERIMENTAL) [no] : no Enable memory protection (EXPERIMENTAL) [no]: no Enable pthread mutexes (default) [no] : yes Enable pthread

read/write locks (EXPERIMENTAL) [yes] : no

edit php.ini after line eaccelerator.shm_ttl="0"


and on my shh add this command lines

service httpd restart

php -r 'phpinfo();' | grep 'apc'

but i can see big difference :/

on gtmetrix (but is not solid everytime that i test)


B (82%)

D (62%)





A (92%) +10%

C (73%) +11%

5.33s -2.55s

1.33MB -344KB

101 -17

on pingdom (but is not solid everytime that i test)


Page size


Load time





Page size


Load time




This my phpinfo and this my w3 total case setup

what I have done wrong and i have something else to add on my server or on my multisite?

  • Sorry? Your performance numbers improved. What do you think is wrong? – s_ha_dum Aug 3 '13 at 15:11
  • i test my self with a timer, 2,5-2,8s takes when i click on a post to refresh to full post and another 3s to full loading the full post (totaly 5,6-6s). and before all this i have the same loading time – Alex Aug 3 '13 at 15:40
  • I wouldn't trust manual timing if I were you. The "after" numbers you posted are better. What is the URL for the site? – s_ha_dum Aug 3 '13 at 15:44
  • yes, of course is very better the "after" numbers but when i'm surfing my site i don't see big differences before a add all this, how can i sent you private my url plz? – Alex Aug 3 '13 at 15:49
  • This is a public forum. You don't send it "private". Post the URL if you want me to look into it. Chances are, though, that your site has architectural problems that will take a lot of hands on work to fix. – s_ha_dum Aug 3 '13 at 16:05

I checked your site with webpagetest.org :


You are loading a lot of information from a lot of different places-- Facebook, Google, Twitter, Pinterest, doublclick... You are loading something like 80 resources from remote locations (To be honest, I lost count but that is in the ballpark). That is more than half-- 55-60%-- of the resources your page loads.

The only things that W3 Total Cache and APC can help with are the things that load from your server. Those things load pretty quickly, with the exception of some css (looks like) from the "WP Filebase" plugin, which takes about 1.8 seconds to load all by itself, but it does cache so it is better on subsequent page loads.

If you are going to improve page load time you are in for a significant structural overhaul. You need to take a close look at what you need and what you don't and remove what you don't. You need to try to improve the efficiency of what you do keep but that is a dozen questions in itself.

This is not a WordPress problem, nor a W3 Total Cache problem, nor an APC problem. You are just doing a lot and are dependent on a lot of third party servers to do it.

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